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The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway.[1][2][3] The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.

1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
Världsmästerskapet i fotboll för damer 1995
1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySweden
Dates5–18 June
Teams12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Norway (1st title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place United States
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored99 (3.81 per match)
Attendance112,213 (4,316 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes
(6 goals)
Best player(s)Norway Hege Riise
1991
1999

Sweden became the first country to host both men's and women's World Cup, having hosted the men's in 1958.

Contents

VenuesEdit

TeamsEdit

 
Qualifying countries and their results of the 1995 Women's World Cup

As in the previous edition of the FIFA Women's World cup, held in 1991, 12 teams participated in the final tournament. The teams were:

SquadsEdit

For a list of the squads that disputed the final tournament, see 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup squads.

Match officialsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Germany 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
2   Sweden (H) 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3

(H): Host.

Sweden  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Roseli   37'
Attendance: 14,500
Referee: Denoncourt (Canada)
Germany  1–0  Japan
Neid   23' (Report)
Attendance: 3,824
Sweden  3–2  Germany
Andersson   65' (pen.)   86'
Sundhage   80'
(Report) Wiegmann   9' (pen.)
Lohn   42'
Attendance: 5,855
Referee: Black (New Zealand)
Brazil  1–2  Japan
Pretinha   7' (Report) Noda   13'45'
Attendance: 2,286
Referee: Hepburn (United States)
Sweden  2–0  Japan
Videkull   66'
Andelen   88'
(Report)
Attendance: 7,811
Brazil  1–6  Germany
Roseli   19' (Report) Prinz   5'
Meinert   22'
Wiegmann   42' (pen.)
Mohr   78'89'
Bernhard   90'
Attendance: 3,203
Referee: Hamer (Luxembourg)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 3 3 0 0 17 0 +17 9
2   England 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6
3   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
Norway  8–0  Nigeria
Sandberg   30'44'82'
Riise   49'
Aarønes   60'90'
Medalen   67'
Svensson   76' (pen.)
(Report)
Attendance: 4,344
Referee: Hamer (Luxembourg)
England  3–2  Canada
Coultard   51' (pen.)85'
Spacey   76' (pen.)
(Report) Stoumbos   87'
Donnelly   90+1'
Attendance: 655
Referee: Oedlund (Sweden)
Norway  2–0  England
Haugen   7'
Riise   37'
(Report)
Attendance: 5,520
Nigeria  3–3  Canada
Nwadike   26'
Avre   60'
Okoroafor   77'
(Report) Burtini   12'55'
Donnelly   20'
Norway  7–0  Canada
Aarønes   4'21'90+3'
Riise   12'
Pettersen   71'89'
Leinan   84'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,715
Referee: Siqueira (Brazil)
Nigeria  2–3  England
Okoroafor   13'
Nwadike   74'
(Report) Farley   10'38'
Walker   27'
Attendance: 1,843
Referee: Jonsson (Sweden)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
2   China PR 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 7
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4   Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0
United States  3–3  China PR
Venturini   22'
Milbrett   34'
Hamm   51'
(Report) Liping   38'
Wei   74'
Sun   79'
Attendance: 4,635
Referee: Jonsson (Sweden)
Denmark  5–0  Australia
Krogh   12'48'
Nielsen   25'
Jensen   37'
Hansen   86'
(Report)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Skovgang (Norway)
United States  2–0  Denmark
Lilly   9'
Milbrett   49'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,740
Referee: Camara (Guinea)
China PR  4–2  Australia
Zhou   23'
Shi   54'78'
Liu   90+3'
(Report) Iannotta   25'
Hughes   89'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Sequeira (Brazil)
United States  4–1  Australia
Foudy   69'
Fawcett   72'
Overbeck   90+2' (pen.)
Keller   90+4'
(Report) Casagrande   54'
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Prasert (Thailand)
China PR  3–1  Denmark
Shi   21'
Sun   76'
Wei   90'
(Report) Bonde   44'
Attendance: 1,619
Referee: Martinez (Chile)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Denmark 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
2   Japan 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
3   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
13 June — Arosvallen
 
 
  Germany 3
 
15 June — Olympia Stadion
 
  England 0
 
  Germany 1
 
13 June — Olympia Stadion
 
  China PR 0
 
  Sweden 1 (3)
 
18 June — Råsunda
 
  China PR 1 (4)
 
  Germany 0
 
13 June — Strömvallen
 
  Norway 2
 
  United States 4
 
15 June — Arosvallen
 
  Japan 0
 
  United States 0
 
13 June — Tingvallen
 
  Norway 1 Third place
 
  Norway 3
 
17 June — Strömvallen
 
  Denmark 1
 
  China PR 0
 
 
  United States 2
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Germany  3–0  England
Voss   41'
Meinert   55'
Mohr   82'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,317
Referee: Skogvang (Norway)

Sweden  1–1 (a.e.t.)  China PR
Kalte   90+3' (Report) Sun Q.   29'
Penalties
Andersson  
Videkull  
Pohjanen  
Sundhage  
Nessvold  
3–4   Wen
  Huilin
  Yufeng
  Qingxia
  Ailing
Attendance: 7,537
Referee: Denoncourt (Canada)

United States  4–0  Japan
Lilly   8'42'
Milbrett   45'
Venturini   80'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,756

Norway  3–1  Denmark
Espeseth   21'
Medalen   64'
Riise   85'
(Report) Krogh   86'
Attendance: 4,655
Referee: Un-Prasert (Thailand)

Semi-finalsEdit

Germany  1–0  China PR
Wiegmann   88' (Report)

United States  0–1  Norway
(Report) Aarønes   10'
Attendance: 2,893
Referee: Hamer (Luxembourg)

Third place play-offEdit

China PR  0–2  United States
(Report) Venturini   24'
Hamm   55'
Attendance: 4,335
Referee: Denoncourt (Canada)

FinalEdit

Germany  0–2  Norway
(Report) Riise   37'
Pettersen   40'
Attendance: 17,158
Referee: Jonsson (Sweden)

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given for the tournament:[4]

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Hege Riise   Gro Espeseth   Ann Kristin Aarønes
Golden Shoe Silver Shoe Bronze Shoe
  Ann Kristin Aarønes   Hege Riise   Shi Guihong
6 goals 5 goals 3 goals
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Sweden

Goal scorersEdit

Ann-Kristin Aarønes of Norway won the Golden Shoe award for scoring six goals. In total, 99 goals were scored by 58 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.[citation needed]

6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Tournament rankingEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 6 6 0 0 23 1 +22 18
2   Germany 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12
3   United States 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 13
4   China PR 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5   Sweden 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7
6   England 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3 6
7   Denmark 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 3
8   Japan 4 1 0 3 2 8 −6 3
Eliminated at the group stage
9   Brazil 3 1 0 2 3 8 −5 3
10   Canada 3 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
11   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1
12   Australia 3 0 0 3 3 13 −10 0

Table source[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WOMEN'S WORLD CUP; Norway's Rivalry With U.S. Is Intense – New York Times". Nytimes.com. 13 June 1999. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Norway Women Win World Cup – Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 19 June 1995. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Raising Their Game: Enjoying it in 1995". YouTube. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ Awards 1995

External linksEdit